- Released: December 4, 2001
- Label: Warner Bros / WEA
Uncut - 1/03, p.97
Included in Uncut's "100 Best Albums of the Year"
Mojo (Publisher) - 2/02, p.90
"...Masterfully assured skittering lounge-funk..."
NME (Magazine) - 2/9/02, p.377 out of 10
- "...Holmes' propensity for crate-digging is well-documented and this score simmers with dusty-fingered enthusiasm..."
- 1.Theme for Young Lovers - Percy Faith
- 3.Projects, The (Pjays) - Del the Funky Homosapien / Handsome Boy Modeling School / Trugoy the Dove / Trugov / Del
- 4.The Plans
- 5.Papa Loves Mambo - Perry Como
- 6.Ruben's In
- 7.Lyman Zerga
- 8.Caravan - Arthur Lyman
- 9.Gritty Shaker - David Holmes
- 10.Planting the Seed
- 12.Little Less Conversation, A - Elvis Presley
- 13.Dream, Dream, Dream - Percy Faith
- 14.Stealing the Pinch
- 15.Blues in the Night - Quincy Jones
- 16.Tess (Clair de Lune)
- 18.$160 Million Chinese Man
- 19.69 Police - David Holmes
- 20.Clair de Lune - Philadelphia Orchestra
- 21.Theme for Young Lovers - Percy Faith
Original score by David Holmes.
Personnel: Chris Dawkins (guitar); Steve Tavaglione (flute, saxophone, EWI); Ron King (trumpet); Stephen Hilton (keyboards, programming); Jim Watson, Scott Kinsey (keyboards); Brad Dutz (vibraphone, percussion); Dave Carpenter, Robert Hurst (double bass, electric bass); Zach Danziger (drums, percussion); Hugoth Nicolson (percussion).
Recording information: The Studio At The Sunset Marquis, West Hollywood, CA.
Photographer: Bob Marshak.
Arrangers: David Holmes; Lucien Cailliet.
While the 1998 crime caper OUT OF SIGHT was the first film to bring together a suave George Clooney character, the maverick vision of director Steven Soderbergh, and the lively compositions of Irish electronica artist David Holmes, the 2001 remake of OCEAN'S ELEVEN perfected--and popularized--the collective aesthetic of those elements. The soundtrack to the hugely successful heist flick deftly blends snippets of ELEVEN's dialogue and vintage pop tracks--most notably Percy Faith's swooning, elevator-ready "Theme for Young Lovers" and an energetic remix of Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation"--with Holmes's groove-oriented, 1970s-inspired originals, resulting in an album that successfully captures the mischievous verve of the movie, particularly on the cool, calculated, and exceptionally funky "Boobytrapping."